Dee Wallace Joins A Cast Of Icons In ‘Dead afterlife’

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We here at Gruesome Magazine have had the honor of watching Dead afterlife grow from an idea to a reality.  The brainchild of Michael Joy – who runs horrornews.net – the very place were your Gruecrew cut their teeth – has been humping his butt getting this film made for longer than I’m sure he […]

“After Hours” (2016): Whodunnit Horror Short Delves into Truly Unexpected Territory

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  A puzzling murder at a store that has closed for the night leads a detective down a dark path in director Michael Aguiar’s After Hours. Fine performances from a cast led by the always reliable Bill Oberst Jr. highlight this  effective short film. Lauren Deakin (Dana Mauro) is in the shop where she works […]

“Hunting Grounds” (2017): Bigfoot, small expectations

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There seems to be something mysterious about cryptids, creatures like Bigfoot and the Yeti, that simultaneously makes them tantalizing subjects for low budget (and occasionally big budget) filmmakers of all stripes and extremely difficult challenges for a successful, rip-roaring good adventure. There are a few shining lights here and there in the genre, produced over the decades, but […]

“Heir” (2015): Monsters Walk Among Us

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The first time I watched the troubling Canadian short horror film Heir, I knew nothing about it going in except that it starred renowned independent horror film actor Bill Oberst Jr. Less than 14 minutes later when the short finished, I was so thoroughly impressed that I instantly researched more about director Richard Powell and […]